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Paula Name Popularity

How popular is the name Paula? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 439 48 0.0136%
1911 408 58 0.0156%
1912 359 123 0.0244%
1913 397 109 0.0192%
1914 412 123 0.0176%
1915 415 169 0.0186%
1916 375 236 0.0244%
1917 365 254 0.0254%
1918 404 219 0.0204%
1919 443 181 0.0173%
1920 360 296 0.0266%
1921 384 265 0.0231%
1922 387 243 0.0218%
1923 343 323 0.0288%
1924 335 361 0.0311%
1925 311 410 0.0363%
1926 293 478 0.0435%
1927 267 568 0.0513%
1928 273 526 0.0492%
1929 257 571 0.0551%
1930 256 556 0.0532%
1931 253 534 0.0541%
1932 237 630 0.0638%
1933 246 566 0.0608%
1934 226 733 0.0758%
1935 221 744 0.0766%
1936 183 954 0.099%
1937 164 1,185 0.1203%
1938 163 1,290 0.126%
1939 160 1,318 0.1296%
1940 155 1,347 0.1267%
1941 150 1,532 0.1361%
1942 136 1,958 0.1551%
1943 93 3,042 0.233%
1944 81 3,310 0.2671%
1945 67 3,791 0.3108%
1946 69 4,724 0.3201%
1947 54 6,099 0.3654%
1948 52 6,597 0.4133%
1949 55 6,573 0.4086%
1950 54 6,629 0.4117%
1951 51 7,292 0.4301%
1952 47 8,566 0.4907%
1953 40 9,553 0.5398%
1954 38 9,690 0.5301%
1955 39 9,584 0.521%
1956 47 8,923 0.4724%
1957 49 8,544 0.444%
1958 53 8,024 0.4246%
1959 51 8,053 0.4239%
1960 55 8,066 0.4257%
1961 60 7,746 0.4103%
1962 60 7,193 0.3918%
1963 42 10,143 0.5651%
1964 45 9,505 0.54%
1965 49 7,911 0.4838%
1966 50 7,857 0.5032%
1967 45 7,694 0.507%
1968 45 7,638 0.5087%
1969 50 6,753 0.4383%
1970 57 6,054 0.3804%
1971 63 5,381 0.3581%
1972 72 4,254 0.3123%
1973 86 3,504 0.2703%
1974 96 3,056 0.2351%
1975 107 2,649 0.2061%
1976 122 2,248 0.1744%
1977 144 2,034 0.1509%
1978 150 1,816 0.1351%
1979 164 1,683 0.1194%
1980 174 1,586 0.1085%
1981 185 1,467 0.0998%
1982 206 1,303 0.0872%
1983 217 1,137 0.077%
1984 232 1,072 0.0721%
1985 250 993 0.0654%
1986 278 855 0.0566%
1987 274 865 0.0567%
1988 303 786 0.0504%
1989 320 760 0.0471%
1990 297 900 0.0543%
1991 317 816 0.0501%
1992 338 740 0.0464%
1993 397 590 0.0378%
1994 399 590 0.0384%
1995 455 520 0.0345%
1996 453 514 0.0343%
1997 492 461 0.0312%
1998 550 410 0.0274%
1999 559 405 0.027%
2000 592 392 0.0257%
2001 612 366 0.0243%
2002 642 353 0.0236%
2003 706 323 0.0212%
2004 656 369 0.0242%
2005 666 370 0.0242%
2006 670 377 0.0241%
2007 657 403 0.0255%
2008 668 406 0.0263%
2009 787 305 0.0204%
2010 777 300 0.0208%
2011 793 283 0.0199%
2012 732 321 0.0225%
2013 838 246 0.0173%
2014 954 207 0.0142%
2015 891 238 0.0164%
2016 790 292 0.0203%
2017 814 263 0.0188%
2018 774 277 0.0202%
2019 702 330 0.0244%

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Names Like Paula

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What names are variants of Paula?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Paula.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Paola

Small

Latin

Paolina

Small

Latin

Paule

Small

Latin

Pauletta

Small

Latin

Paulette

Small

Latin

Pauli

Small

Latin

Paulie

Small

Latin

Paulina

Small

Latin

Pauline

Small

Latin

Paulita

Small

Latin

Paulla

Small

Latin

Paullette

Small

Latin

Pauly

Small

Latin

Pavia

Small

Latin

Pavla

Small

Latin

Pola

Poppy

Arabic

Polina

Small

Latin

Pollie

Small

Latin

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin


What names sound like Paula?

If you like how Paula sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Paula.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Baila

Dance

Spanish

Bayla

Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification

English

Beula

Bride

Hebrew

Pali

Bird

Polynesian

Pella

Rock

Greek


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